The Cape Eleuthera Island School (CEIS), a not-for-profit organization based in The Bahamas, was founded to create and support transformational educational experiences with the mission of leadership effecting change, on the island of Eleuthera. The diverse CEIS educational initiatives, including our Island School Semester and Summer Term, our Deep Creek Middle School, our Early Learning Center, and our Community Outreach, deliver unique educational journeys in partnership with the authentic and meaningful work our organization undertakes in marine conservation science at the Cape Eleuthera Institute and sustainable design and innovation through our Center for Sustainable Development. We are reimagining what education is for, and redesigning how education is delivered.
We are seeking an experienced leader who will be responsible for all expeditionary planning, staff training and risk management on our Cape Eleuthera Island School campus in The Bahamas. The ideal candidate will have experience serving in a leadership role in an outdoor education setting. Our educational programs involve students following an academic curriculum that involves SCUBA, sailing and kayaking, along with a rigorous physical activity schedule. In addition, our educators, researchers and students are actively involved in marine research and education involving corals, turtles, sharks etc. The Expeditionary Programs and Risk Management Director takes responsibility for expeditionary program development, training and execution to ensure mission driven, high impact programming which effectively mitigates risks. Eleuthera is a remote island with no hospital and limited medical resources. The nature of the work we do reflects this challenging yet exciting environment. The Cape Eleuthera Island School operates year round programming, offering educational programs to clients of all ages.
• Bachelor’s or advanced degree preferred
• ACA Level 4 sea kayaking instructor certification preferred
• Wilderness First Responder or WFR instructor with WMI or WMA or similar)
Extensive experience leading sea kayaking, sailing, freediving, SCUBA or other water-based trips with students or clients in remote settings
-Extensive wilderness risk management and expedition experience
-Excellent communication skills
-Self-motivated, self-reliant, and self-confident.
-Desire to work as a mentor to students
-Valid Driver’s License
-Experience maintaining gear including kayaks, bikes, tents
-Ability to work long, often physically intensive days
-Ability to collaborate well with others and be adaptable
-Must have a high level of comfort in the water and demonstrate strong swimming ability
-Desire to live on a small, remote sustainable campus and a “can-do” attitude to address challenges and opportunities of such a place
-Good sense of humour
About Cape Eleuthera Island School (CEIS)
At CEIS our primary expeditions include but are not limited to sea kayaking, sailing, camping, free diving, SCUBA diving, and island exploration. We use expeditions to provide students with the chance to learn more about themselves, the history and culture of Eleuthera, and the natural world.
Hand in hand with expeditionary learning is our remote island location. Risk Management is essential to safely operating our programs, especially while on wilderness expeditions. A significant part of this role is to conduct annual risk management review and act as the sounding board for our student activities on both a day-to-day and expedition based level working alongside our medical team and leadership to update and manage our Risk Management policies, adapt them as program needs and industry standards evolve, and educate and train our community in this regard.